Monochrome Monday… 1794

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Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford Hp5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

The Grade II* listed St Mary’s Bridge in Derby has featured here before… and given my fondness for a pint (or two) at the Furnace Inn just a few yards away, it will no doubt do so again!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Peace Pocket, May 2022

Peace Pocket, May 2022Peace Pocket, May 2022
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/8s, f11, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

A few days ago a conversation with friends turned to ‘self-care’ and the sort of things we did that helped our mental health… Quite simply the above image sums up the thing I do most often… take a stroll in woodland with a camera and some black & white film.

Works every time.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Woodland Path

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Mamiya C330f, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/500s, f4, – Lomography Potsdam
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my first roll of Lomography Potsdam black & white film… I’m going to have to buy some more, I love the contrast and fine grain!

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide film Sunday… 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air on Rollei Variochrome

1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Canon EOS 30, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/500s, f8, Rollei Variochrome

A little while ago I was sent a couple of rolls of Rollei Variochrome slide film to play with and to say I’m not impressed with the results are a massive understatement!

One roll was exposed at a classic car rally on a bright autumn day and although I didn’t have high hopes I did at least have some hopes of decent images… I mostly bracketed one stop either way of the meter reading and the above image is the ‘best’ of the lot!

The images are dull, lifeless, very grainy and not one is ‘correctly’ exposed and all these problems seem to have been noted by pretty much everyone who’s tried this film… I’m definitely in no hurry to expose the second roll!

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Silver birch (Betula pendula)

Silver birch (Betula pendula)Silver birch (Betula pendula)
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/30s, f5.6, – Lomography Potsdam
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from my first roll of Lomography Potsdam black & white film… I always try to buy something whenever I come across a camera shop on my travels and this particular roll came from Bass & Bligh in Harrogate.

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Wooden fence

Wooden fenceWooden fence
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the first roll of film through my (fully working 🤞) Nikon F-601.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.